Tuesday, February 3, 2009

College Hockey Game Could Be Postponed Due to... Wait For It... Volcano

If this blog is starting to look like the back pages of a London tabloid -- zombies, apocalypses and now volcanoes -- I apologize. It just so happens that this is the news of late. You know, now that Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin have made up, we need something to talk about.

If you've been keeping up with news across the continent, you may have heard that experts are closely watching Mount Redoubt in Alaska. The headline writers at CNN ask; "Will Volcano blow?" Well, it depends on the price. Zing!

So you were waiting for the part of the story where I desperately try and relate this to hockey. Here goes...

As Bruce Ciskie of FanHouse reports, they're on a code orange this week up in Alaska -- whatever that means -- and there's a possibility the St. Cloud State/U of Alaska-Anchorage games on Friday and Saturday may be canceled. I'm sure all 30 people in Alaska are on pins and needles waiting to see if the games will go on or not.

So there you have it folks, hockey games possibly canceled due to volcano. Just when we think we've heard it all, it seems we don't even know the half of it.

UAA could not be reached for comment on whether or not this would inspire a sequel to Dante's Peak.*

* - Actually, I didn't bother trying to reach them for comment.


  1. UAA has one of the coolest logos in all of college sports. Plus, if you go there you are guaranteed to travel almost everywhere via airplane. And now you are telling me a game can be rescheduled due to volcano?!? I think its time to re-enroll in school!

  2. Strange things happen, dude. I had scheduled to eat a choco taco after work today, but since we had lost power for a while, it melted. The choco taco eating has been canceled. Sound the alarms.

  3. @ Dave: I feel your pain man. That is tragic.

  4. UAA had a hockey tournament cancelled once (1993) because of a Volcanic eruption. The 12 people that were here back then were definitely bummed.

    It makes nice blog fodder but the chances that Redoubt will pop AND the winds will be just so AND it will occur during SCSU's travel are negligible. If the thing goes any other time the games won't likely be cancelled. At most any ash-event would be only hours long.